Suzanne Vega is the latest artist to come out against streaming, albeit while making music available from her own label to stream. “I told my manager I didn’t want to do streaming. I tried Pandora for a while and I said, ‘I don’t want to do this’, but he pointed out as the record company I would actually make money that I wouldn’t make as the artist so he urged me to reconsider and I guess I have because I know it provides a certain amount of exposure,” she told Music Week in an interview. “But it’s only because I have my own record company and therefore I can get a bit more of the profit. Other than that I agree with David Byrne. I think it’s an unfair system that doesn’t reward the artist in the way it should.” Frustratingly, she’s not pressed on why, or how she thinks it could improve.

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